Build A Bench With This 3 Step Tutorial

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Building a rustic modern bench is as easy as 1,2,3. Learn how simple it is to make your very own minimalist seating option with this 3 step tutorial.

I am so excited to share with you all the details of this gorgeous bench and it could not be easier to create. Let’s build a bench, shall we?

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Supplies:

  • 1 ft. x 10 ft. Plank
  • Hairpin legs
  • Stain (optional)
  • Floor Protectors

You can find most of these items at your local hardware store

Step 1:

Purchase the plank of your choice and distress or stain it in the color of your choice. I purchased a plank for a project a few years ago and that project never came to pass.

The plank unfortunately laid in the dirt for a couple of years or maybe it was fortunate because the patina from those years gave the plank a beautiful patina.

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Step 2:

Purchase hairpin legs for your plank. I used these hairpin legs for my bench.

 

After a lot of research, I chose these particular legs because they are incredibly sturdy. Many hairpin legs are made from hollow tubes and I just didn’t want to take the chance of the bench collapsing.

For the length of the bench, I went with 6 legs for extra stability.

Step 3:

Attach the legs to the plank and VOILA! You have a bench!

So easy, right?!? What are you waiting for? 🙂

and… if you would like to recreate the wood accent wall in this ORC makeover, I’ve got you.

Until later, keep creating home friends!

build a bench in three steps
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2 Comments

  1. Hi Joy! I love the simplicity and reclaimed style of this bench. The artwork above the bench and pillow accents also add a nice touch. Lovely!

    1. Hi Crissy! Thank you so much my friend, it was one of those quick rewarding projects- the kind that keeps you wanting to DIY. 🙂

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